This year brought hardship and trial, but I’m looking back over the past 12 months with gratitude. So what went right this year for me?
Let’s Look Back
I read 30 books. Initially, I was really disappointed in myself for this number because guyz… THIS IS AN ALL-TIME LOW FOR ME! I have kept track of my books read every year since 2009 and this is the SMALLEST number it’s ever been.
But then, I decided to cut myself some slack. This year was a tough cookie and my life has changed a lot since my 2018 record of 161 books. I’m hoping to read so much more in 2023!
For all the well-meaning peeps who say, “Just read what you like and have fun, don’t worry about counting or numbers!”
Dude, the counting and numbers make it 10x more fun for me.
I’ve been much more active on social media this year, and I think I posted my first TikToks this year. The platform still kinda scares me, but I’m looking forward to learning more about the BookTok community.
I threw Imagine Destiny this year! This masquerade ball was the cumulation of a 3-year dream and it was beautiful beyond words.
I started a new job this year. Grateful to be working, but still feeling like I’m not settled at all where I want to be.
October of 2022 was my first writer’s conference, DFWcon. I brought home many a beautiful book and some marketing, publishing, and booktok insight. Looking forward to more conferences to come!
The Control went up on Mythrill! 44 episodes have been published as of this posting. Can I make it to season 2 in 2023?
My big-ticket win: I finished NaNoWriMo and broke a serious NaNo challenge losing streak. And it felt good, man.
So, Happy New Year, What Comes Next?
I have lofty goals for 2023, which include putting HANG ON out there on query, finishing Season 1 of The Control, and reading at least 50 books! I’m excited for the things to come in the new year.
So happy new year, my dear friends. I hope 2023 brings many adventures.
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Until next time, my glorious herd! Imagine, dream, and believe.
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